30 juin 2016

BMW Seeks Partners in Race to Build Self-Driving Car’s Brain

BMW Seeks Partners in Race to Build Self-Driving Car’s Brain BMW is accelerating plans to acquire technology expertise in a race with the likes of Apple Inc. and Google to make cars smart enough to react like human drivers. The German automaker is pushing to acquire startups, partner with tech companies and hire talent to build an electronic brain for next-generation vehicles, Klaus Froehlich, BMW AG’s head of development, said in an interview in Munich. At stake is billions of euros in potential profit as value in the auto... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2016

June NEXYAD Newsletter issue : SafetyNex leading actor of ADAS safety

June NEXYAD Newsletter issue : SafetyNex leading actor of ADAS safety See on this newsletter the CEO of NEXYAD on a major French TV (BFM TV) interviewed with the CEO ofBMW Group France (talking about the BMW Tech Date)  NEXYAD has been selected by BMW for their module SafetyNex now available on smartphones (Android). SafetyNex is a real time onboard risk assessment module. Yet deployed by insurance companies ! SafetyNex may save driver's life. SafetyNex helps insurance companies to do their pricing knowing how much risk... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2016

Driverless cars could reduce traffic fatalities by up to 90%, says report

Driverless cars could reduce traffic fatalities by up to 90%, says report They’re set to have one of the biggest impacts on public health ever.     A new report has analysed the impact of driverless cars on the incidence of fatal traffic accidents, and say that simply by taking human emotions and errors out of the equation, we could reduce deaths on the road by 90 percent. That’s almost 300,000 lives saved each decade in the US, and a saving of US$190 billion each year in healthcare costs associated with accidents. ... [Lire la suite]
27 juin 2016

ADAS : PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION

ADAS : PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION CURRENT Pedestrian Test Protocol  v8.2 from January 2016 Euro NCAP Assessment Protocol – PP v8.1 from January 2016Euro NCAP AEB VRU Test Protocol v1.0.1 from January 2016 Read more : http://www.euroncap.com/fr/pour-ing%C3%A9nieurs/protocols/pedestrian-protection/
25 juin 2016

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead

Advanced driver-assistance systems: Challenges and opportunities ahead (McKinsey&Company) Demand for advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS)—those that help with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks—is expected to increase over the next decade, fueled largely by regulatory and consumer interest in safety applications that protect drivers and reduce accidents. For instance, both the European Union and the United States are mandating that all vehicles be equipped with autonomous emergency-braking systems and... [Lire la suite]
24 juin 2016

Autonomous taxis: Why you may never own a self-driving car

Autonomous taxis: Why you may never own a self-driving car As the once unimaginable self-driving car moves closer to becoming a reality, the next question is “When can I buy one?” At the same time, some researchers, like Princeton’s Alain Kornhauser, and the University of Texas’s Kara Kockelman, have started to wonder whether you’ll ever need to. They envision fleets of autonomous vehicles that will combine the convenience of not having to drive yourself with the flexibility of a scaled-up and always... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2016

Connected Cars: Dealing with data privacy

Connected Cars: Dealing with data privacy Cars are becoming intelligent and smarter than ever, with GPS, Internet connections, data recording, smart high definition cameras and varieties of sensors. Drivers can barely make a move or head to any direction at any speed without their actions somehow, somewhere being tracked or recorded. Also, most new car consumers possibly will not comprehend it, but they’ve perhaps signed an agreement permitting the manufacturer of their connected car to track data and information or the location... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2016

'Pay how you drive' motor insurance

'Pay how you drive' motor insurance ‘Pay how you drive’ motor insurance policies, often known as telematics or ‘black box’ insurance, take into account how the vehicle is used when setting the premium. This allows an insurer to offer premiums that are more tailored to the users of a vehicle than is possible with a traditional motor insurance policy. ‘Pay how you drive’ policies use GPS technology to measure how a vehicle is being driven – insurers then use this information to make judgements about... [Lire la suite]
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21 juin 2016

Mobileye To Race Tesla, Google, Nvidia In Car Mapping Data

  Mobileye To Race Tesla, Google, Nvidia In Car Mapping DataMobileye ( MBLY) and partner General Motors aim to overtake Tesla Motors ( TSLA) and Alphabet's ( GOOGL) Google in collecting mapping data from self-driving cars, says RBC Capital. While Israel-based Mobileye has alliances with many automakers, Nvidia is pushing into the self-driving-car market using artificial intelligence, analysts say.http://www.investors.com  
21 juin 2016

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks

Toyota acquires stake in AI specialists Preferred Networks (Image Credit: iStockPhoto/dogayusufdokdok) As manufacturers such as Ford seek ways to get ahead in the race towards self-driving cars, Toyota has boosted its own capabilities through acquiring a stake in Tokyo-based machine-learning specialists Preferred Networks.  Preferred Networks was separated from software developer Preferred Infrastructure in 2014. Since the split, the company has received significant interest from investors and its value has been... [Lire la suite]